Leadership Team

Steve Madsen

About Steve

Steve Madsen is the Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Fellowship. Steve went to Bethany University, Fuller Seminary, and New College Berkeley. He has been in vocational ministry since 1979. Cornerstone began in 1992 as a home Bible study at the Madsen’s. Steve is best known for his straightforward method of Biblical teaching which combines truth, humor and practical application. Steve lives in Livermore with his wife Brenda. They have three sons and 3 daughters-in-laws: Tyler, & Kelly, Andy, & Sarah, Kevin, & Trisha, and their grandsons Gideon and Julien.

Chris Stockhaus

About Chris

Chris works alongside Steve in overseeing the Leadership Team. He also oversees Communications, Weekend Services and Outreach across all Cornerstone campuses. Chris spent close to a decade in the cloud computing industry after graduating with a Business Management degree from San Jose State University. He and his wife Shauna have two boys, Isaiah and Kente.

John Gilpin

About John

John oversees Church Development which includes church wide strategic planning as well as stewardship and development of resources to support Cornerstone’s vision.  John earned his MBA at UCLA and for 20 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as CFO before retiring in 2004. John and his wife Gail have lived in Pleasanton for 28 years near their daughter Laura’s family and their two grandchildren.

Collin Lucas

About Collin

Collin Lucas oversees Cornerstone’s Operations which includes managing Finance, HR, IT and Facilities across all Cornerstone campuses.  Collin has a heart for the church living up to its fullest redemptive potential. Prior to working at Cornerstone, Collin was an I.T. manager and management consultant with experience in Organization Development, Product Development and Project Management. Collin and his wife Denise have 4 children, Jonathan, Megan, Jack and Katie.

Josh Hall

About Josh

Josh is the Livermore Campus Pastor overseeing the staff and ministry programs within our Livermore Campus. Josh has been part of Cornerstone’s staff since 2009. Josh is a graduate of UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) and Western Seminary. Josh has been a pastor for the past 15 years. He is passionate about helping people grow more Christ-like every day. Josh and his wife Kelly have 2 kids, a son Aidan, and a daughter Zoey.

Christiaan VandenHeuvel

About Christiaan

Christiaan serves as the leader heading up our Multisite Vision for Cornerstone. His role in Campus Development is focused on aligning all three campuses and developing additional locations. He joined Cornerstone Fellowship in 2001. A native of The Netherlands, Christiaan and his wife Kristina have three children, Mariana, Jack and Eliana.